Splash FM, one of the leading radio station chains in Nigeria, has suspended the broadcasting of Naira Marley songs across all its stations, following the ongoing investigation into the mysterious death of musician Mohbad.
The decision was communicated to the staff of the media organisation on Monday, in an internal memo obtained by Peoples Gazette, as the police began to look into Mohbad’s death as a possible homicide.
The memo said: “In view of the sensitive nature around the death of Mohbad and the criminal procedure the police has commenced, I will urge us all to exercise discretion. To this effect, Naira Marley’s songs have become NTBB (Not to be Broadcast) on our stations until further notice.”
“This is with immediate effect,” the memo added.
Naira Marley, whose real name is Azeez Fashola, has been at the centre of controversy following the sudden and mysterious death of Mohbad, whose real name is Promise Aloba, who was a former signee of the Marlian Records before the two singers had a fallout.
Although no evidence has directly implicated Naira Marley as the killer of Mohbad as of press time, but footages, which emerged in the aftermath of Mohbad’s passing last week Tuesday, have raised public suspicion about the musician’s death.
Some of the footages showed the series of abuse Mohbad had suffered at the hands of Naira Marley and his allies, including alleged gang leader Samson ‘Sammy Larry’ Balogun, who on one occasion, disrupted the late singer’s music video set.